Seoul’s most famous booking clubs, the latest craze in the city!
The most crowded booking club in Hongdae, Green Light Party attracts crowds come rain or snow, weekday or weekend. (If you line up around 10pm, you’ll get in around 3am!) With the wide dance floor and DJ staying busy all night this place is more like a nightclub. The entrance fee is 5,000 won to 10,000 won but the alcohol and food is pricier than other venues.
With branches in Konkuk University, Suyu-ri and Busan Seomyun, the Solo Pocha Hongdae is Korea’s iconic booking club brand. The second floor of this club has tables arranged closer together for easier bookings that you can enjoy for free on weekdays but for 3,000 won on weekends. If you stay more than 3 hours at a table, you’ll have to pay 18,000 won extra or order more food. So don’t hesitate to talk to somebody you like, and if you need help, just ask the booking helpers around you.
When you walk into this club, you first see an open space around 1,300 square meters wide that can fit 700 people. Entry is only offered to those who are 26 or younger, and even if you’re 27 years old (Korean age) you won’t get in. There are rumors that booking success rates are higher at this popular Konkuk University venue than at Hongdae. The club also organizes various events, such as costume parties, from time to time.
Often called the birthplace of booking clubs, the Simin Hof has no age limit unlike other places. However, the place is still dominated by young 20-year-olds. The food is only offered in set menus, so you have to order more than two dishes. The lines start to get long after 10pm.